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Why is morality during war treated differently? "War crimes" are simply crimes. For example, a man can kill another man for a number of reasons and receive a life sentence, but you can sadistically torture and murder tens of people during a war and you'll receive 20 years max, and almost never close to that much if you were on the winning side. How does being involved in a war lessen the nature of crimes?
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>>14563886
I remember reading excerpts of this in a B&N. I found it fascinating but later heard somewhere that the author's methodology had been called into question and the book got a dubious rep... anyone know more?
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Because if you're a combatant you're "playing the game", so to speak. Same way Mobsters will kill each other in all sorts of brutal ways but generally avoid hurting civilians.
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>>14563886
The state temporarily suspects most of law and all morals so that it can deal with its subversives or opponents directly with death and destruction, which would otherwise be too inconvenient or consigning the state to being toppled or reorganised.
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>>14565402
>suspects
suspends*
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>>14564645
His methodology for estimating what percentage of people fired their weapons at the enemy might be suspect but that really only represents a tiny portion of the book and even if it were proven to be false the book is still worth reading.

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Where do i start with reading? Last book I read was this (plus its sequel) probably 10 years ago

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Who is the best french writer ?
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>>14563970
both of his parents were born in France. His father simply moved there because of his job.
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>>14561071
Montesquieu
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Benjamin Constant
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Where does Maupassant rank
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>>14565620
Below Villiers, that's where.

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If you think this or follow this rule, you are a mindless idiot.
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>>14562971
It's not even grammar. It's just an orthographic convention. I don't use apostrophes when I write anyway. I also make I'll lowercase as it should be if it doesn't start a sentence.

>>14562039
English orthography is incredibly conservative for some reason. I mean we had textspeak but that died when it become easier to type and with autocorrect/spellcheck forcing correctness.

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>>14563806
>>14562748
I think it's because 'it' as we use it is much younger than other possessives so it's more akin to saying man's, which doesn't have different (in)dependent forms. iirc Old English had no distinct forms for dependent (adjective) and independent (noun) either. They were just pronouns in the genitive form. No idea how they came about or why. It seems to be from hit, but as you see the neuter was same as masculine. To our ear that wouldn't work as we'd be ascribing animacy and maleness to something inanimate.
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>>14561817
>make "its" a possessive without an apostrophe which is irregular.
But that's regular: "his", "hers", "theirs" don't have apostraphies.
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America was a mistake.
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>>14560958
I know this is a bait thread but it enrages me people here are stupid enough to actually believe proper punctuation is blue pilled.
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its it's what it's its

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/lit/ films
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>Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
It's embarrassing seeing people who don't understand Catholicism try to make "important" movies about it. Forcing some awkward interpretation where Benedict and Francis are meant to represent the two poles of the binary American political paradigm is just culturally, philosophically and politically tonedeaf. Would American conservatives really feel much kinship with Benedict, who denounces capitalism and publicly praised the Catholic anarchist Dorothy Day? Would American liberals really consider themselves peers with Francis, who steadfastly upholds the Church's doctrines on abortion, homosexuality and the ordination of women? The only really straightforwardly "conservative" and "liberal" divide between these two are Benedict's skepticism of immigration and Francis' endorsement of it.
From the trailer:
>Pope's can't resign! If you do this you will damage the Papacy forever.
I doubt a clergyman would ever say this given the fact that five popes had resigned centuries before Benedict was alive. Lazy attempt to add dramatic flair.
>Nothing is static in nature, not even God.
Boring Hollywood platitude by a screenwriter who probably doesn't even know what process theology is or the fact that it is incompatible with Catholic doctrine.
>from the writer of The Theory of Everything and The Darkest Hour.
Bad sign. Pop historical trash.
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>>14564794
>Nothing is static in nature, not even God.
That's an insultingly bad and heretical line. Films like this only further justify shunning Hollywood and mass media.

Further, how do they even legally make such garbage that slanders two living men?
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>>14564794
Agreed, film stunk of americanisms. But the film had some really well-written dialogue.
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>>14564033
pile of shit
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>>14564033
The Tenant
Bad Boy Bubby
Jodorowsky's films
Conspirators of Pleasure
Hunger

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>>14564221
one
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>>14564221
My book.
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pic related

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Whenever I see your name
It's when I'm already thinking of you
And I think it says less about serendipity than it does about how often I think about you

Even that you betrayed me, I can't go 5 minutes awake or in dreams without you in my head, and even in corrosive contempt I have nothing but gentle feelings toward you

What does lit do with a feel like such as

I have to spend $4000 in 3 months for this new credit card. What are the most /lit/ purchases I can make? I don't like to be a consoomer and I don't want to buy books (I pirate them all).
All suggestions are welcome
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>>14563763
judging by your first statement, a good book about personal finance would be a good purchase
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>>14563815
>copper bullion
funny joke
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>>14563763
Did you take financial advice from Rudy?
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>>14565499
Based and citizenpilled
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>>14563763
A good Suit.

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yes
YES
The quarterly is out!

Winter 2020 edition has been received from the printers and is now available. Those who already ordered, yours shall be shipped out today.
USA: https://www.amazon.com/Lit-Quarterly-Winter-2020/dp/1773541811/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lit+quarterly&qid=1579286838&sr=8-1
Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Lit-Quarterly-Winter-2020/dp/1773541811/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lit+quarterly&qid=1579286865&sr=8-1
Outside Canada and US, please email litquarterly@gmail.com with mailing info.
Cost is $8CAD plus shipping.

Spring edition deadline is 31st January: accepting short fiction, poetry, and essays. Rules:
-original and not previously published
-no scifi, fantasy, romance genre
-serious, plausible, evocative, or satirical for content
-author must be open to feedback and editing

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>>14557717
>women
Yeah, that’s a nah from me bro.
They are already over represented in the publishing industry.
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>>14565455

I'm not going to go the usual route of attacking you for not interacting with enough females but brother you sound deeply fucking insecure. One woman in a literary journal isn't going to kill you or kill the fact that this project is created by men and features 99% men. You will survive. There's no reason to block people out from creativity. That's what the people you don't like do and by typing what you just did shows you're becoming no better than them. I believe you can be better than that. I know you can be. Hope you understand.
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>>14561935
That's perfect
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>>14565525
Have sex
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>>14565567

I do. Which is why I know if you let a woman get involved it isn't always a red flag for a shitty product. You can't tell me you have only enjoyed male entertainment or leisure. It's a non issue that you're letting overrun your brain. Be cool. Be perceptive.

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thoughts?
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>>14558086
lel
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>>14554496
Hello there, I see you didn’t read the book.
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>>14559556
believe what? the book is just funny as hell
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>>14560102
I think that's that girl from MDE videos
she was always kind of attention seeking right wing
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been done already

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reject non-dualism
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>>14564365
thats gnostic

>>14564234
God transcends and created his creatures out of nothing and in the after life we will remain as creatures and not join Him in complete union.
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>>14563352
Done. Non-dualism is the equivalent of closing your eyes momentarily and thinking that proves vision was never real.
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We were fucked the minute we lost touch with polytheism. Spiritual forces represent what is beyond the good and evil paradigm. They all work for their own interests. We humans assign them the dualism filter based solely upon how their interests align with ours. Good and evil is a human constructed filter. You don't call animals barbaric murderers for eating their young. An animal is acting in its interest. There is no "bigger picture" other than a dynamic equilibrium of warring interests.
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>>14563352

this is literally preferable to accepting an unjust god. I look forward to it.

>he isn't unjust
of course he is, pic related
>that doesn't count
of course it does. It is better to suffer eternally in hell than it is to accept an unjust god. fuck the holy spirit.
>it's your fault, not god's
of course it isn't, don't be stupid.
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>>14563667
>reincarnated
heretic

Now when the dust has settled, what's your opinion about John Green? Is he a modern Flaubert?
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>>14563754
>Everyone who doesn't agree with me is an incel.
Is this how you cope with your wife being a whore, anon?
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>>14565476
Would have used a dick pic but sadly this is a blue board
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>>14563228
>>14559991
>>14561607
>>14562807
Holy shit you retards need to go back to lurking for a bit.
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>>14563875
No mate the dude she called wasnt even in the country. I dont think she ever cheated on me desu, she was always ok with me but lately i saw her that she was distant emotionally. The good news is that she is leaving country.

And about the nigger stuff i feel embarrased to have that happen because we are both from good families and educated. Me getting out of control saddens me the most.

Oh and she felt the slaps lol
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>>14562862
>>14562872
Their parents werent so bad desu, lawyer and her mother is a doctor, she is pretty high probs brainwashed like every other female at her age. She was actually devoted for me, yes i did freak out when i started reading the demographics about divorces etc and she told me that i started becoming isolated and aggressive. I told her i focused on my business and i dont seek relationships with normies and i only care about a good future of my children. Anyway its a long story and it hurts at the moment

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Write what's on your mind.
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>>14564876
Babies forget the process of being born very quickly, they even forget you exist if you leave the room.
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>>14564878
You thought about starting out in a ERP community on twitter, chatango or some other half reasonable place; then work yourself up to online dating?
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>>14564876
Pain is a prerequisite for most life. It is the base over which the rest of emotions are built. Even simple beings like jellyfish and starfish, which do not have nervous systems, have super simple nerve nets that react to touch and damage. Our pain systems are merely a sophisticated version of that, they helped us survive, for they track and help remember and avoid treaths. Accept pain as your greatest ally. Do not hate the messenger for what the enemy said. You hate danger, pain just tells you it is getting closer.
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Is it normal to read about love if i've never been in one? Sometimes i do think that a lot of meaning goes over my head because i never loved anyone.
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>>14559695
good post

This is my hamster named Spinoza.
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>>14564469
omgdude
SCARY :(
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>>14564469
Not very cash money of you
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>>14564469
Jokes on you, Satan just gave me a call, and he's made a special reservation for you at the "get lobbed at a brick wall full of nails for all eternity" fun fair.
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>>14564328
uwu senpai
Mine is called Will
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>>14565538
That’s a fine name indeed

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Are there any writers whose work you love but whose politics you absolutely despise?
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>>14564680
>isle
???
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>>14565487
Anyone else who pastas add the A maybe butterfly will really kill its self if we get the A in there
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>>14565507
I'm the above guy, it's worth a try
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Celine, Hamsun, some others probably. If it's not in the work itself, I don't care
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>>14564746
that's every thread though, as well as almost the entire world


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